Jacqueline Maley Last week, I spied a peculiar photograph accompanying a newspaper story about the legalisation of gay marriage and adoption in France.
Josh Gordon Voters are sophisticated enough to recognise that Ford's decision to close its Geelong and Broadmeadows plants in October 2016 has been a long time coming.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott's initial reluctance to score big political points from Ford's decision to stop making cars in Australia tells us two things: the first is that he's a more measured politician than he...
George Williams Last week on budget day the federal government released two independent reports on Australia's anti-terrorism laws.
Rodney Croome The importance of Kevin Rudd's change of heart on marriage equality can't be overestimated.
Gerard Henderson Premier Barry O'Farrell is a proud follower of Robert Menzies (1894 to 1978), the founder of the modern Liberal Party.
Jewel Topsfield It seems the Prime Minister is on her own when it comes to an education ''crusade''.
Tim Colebatch Save the budget or save the economy? That may be the conundrum that tests the Coalition's mettle.
Stephanie Peatling Kevin Rudd has joined the ranks of politicians who have changed their mind on same sex marriage.
Cheryl Saunders There is no good reason for this referendum now.
Mark Kenny Hypersensitivity over the GST dates back to Howard and Costello.
Stephanie Peatling Cost of raising children up 50 per cent past five, new modelling shows.
John Warhurst Pressure groups and organised interests are the weathervanes of political shifts.
Mark Kenny Politician after politician has squibbed it, making florid gestures but avoiding serious discussion of the goods and services tax.
Jack Waterford The personality, temperament, character and reliability of Tony Abbott is pretty much the primary issue that voters should be weighing up.
Waleed Aly Tea Party in the US, the UKIP in Britain - Abbott better beware the rising attraction of conservative splitters.
Jacqueline Maley Mothers of Australia, switch off Super Nanny. Put down your parenting manuals and bin the baby books.
Mike Carlton Julia Gillard is so much better when not trying. Stuck behind a lectern, droning away at some boilerplate speech cranked out by her office gnomes, she is cold and remote, more than a bit prissy.
Anne Summers If Tony Abbott is serious about wanting to boost women's workforce participation, there are more effective and less expensive ways to accomplish this than via his paid parental leave scheme, which...